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What are the differences between otoplasty and Earfold technique?

Written by: Dr. Antonio Porcuna
Edited by: Top Doctors®

5% of the population has prominent ears, or what is commonly called protruding ears. More than half have suffered recognizes jokes related to the size and shape of their ears, and up to 46% say they have been teasing him hurt san. For many people this is a complex that lowers their self - esteem and therefore seek an aesthetic solution, however, not all dare to go through otoplasty for postoperative risks and complications involved.


The Earfold, faster technique

The Earfold, is the first medical device for the correction of prominent ears with a minimally invasive technique. Thus, it is presented as an alternative to the usual surgery because, in addition to also correct ears permanently, the procedure lasts about twenty minutes, only local anesthesia used and carries fewer risks and postoperative otoplasty complications.

As a minimum procedure performed on an outpatient basis and requires only two to three points. Thus, many patients with prominent ears who have spent years self-conscious about their physical appearance that would be interested in this implant.

The advantages of the technique over Earfold otoplasty

However, the main concern is the final look, something unknown with otoplasty. However, the Earfold method has some previous simulators that are placed on the outside of the ears and let you choose the degree of change and predict the final aesthetic image, that is, is a personalized treatment. So, once you have made the visit to the specialist in plastic surgery , the patient will know how their appearance before the procedure.

In turn, Hearfold also an advantage that you eliminates surgical risks and complications of the postoperative permanently buried sutures and surgical manipulation of the ear cartilage.

Earfold is also a device designed for those who have a protruding ears anti helix fold poorly developed and implanted in both adults and children older than seven years. It is a metal alloy nitinol coated gold 24K medical grade, to be less visible under the skin of the ear.

No need to carry a bandage on his head after treatment, unlike otoplasty, so most patients can return to their daily routine immediately

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Antonio Porcuna
Plastic surgery

Renowned specialist in Plastic Surgery at the national and international levels. Dr. Porcuna has been President of the Spanish Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. He is also professor of the specialty in different universities. In his 30 year career he has been Head of the Plastic Surgery Central Hospital of Defense of Madrid. He currently heads Clinical & Porcuna Benito in Madrid.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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